Our searchable ward directory contains information about our wards, including contact details, location information, visiting hours, names of key ward staff and what you can or cannot bring onto the ward.
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Swift Ward at Epsom Hospital
- Specialisation: Surgical ward
- Location: Epsom Hospital
Telephone number: 01372 735735 ext 6275 / 6276
Fifth floor, block F
Postal address to write to patients
- Matron: Lisa Baker
- Head of Nursing: Associate Director of Nursing, Martin Warnette
- Ward Manager: SSR Nemia Labergas
- Ward rounds:
Patients are now admitted to the Surgical care Suite on the 2nd floor and not directly to Swift in the majority of cases unless otherwise informed. They will be seen either by their consultant or a specialist registra on the day.
- Medicine rounds: 7.30am - 8am, 2pm, 6pm and 10pm
- Breakfast: 7.30am
- Lunch: 12noon
- Dinner: 5pm
Facilities on the ward
- Number of inpatient beds: 22
- Number of bays: 2 (single sex only)
- Number of single bedded rooms: 10
- Single/mixed sex: This ward is divided so that men and women sleep in different bays and share different bathrooms and toilets. Some patients will have their own bedroom and bathroom.
- Other facilities: All cubicles have ensuite facilities. One toilet with shower in the bays
Visiting the ward and restrictions for visitors
- Visiting hours: 2.30pm - 8pm
- Max visitors per bed: 2
- Mobile phone policy: Mobile phones must be switched to silent / vibrate so they do not disturb other patients.
- Other restrictions for visitors:
Children under five years not advisable to visit - please contact the ward before visiting with children.
Read more about protected mealtimes (see In the hospital) and privacy and dignity in our hospitals. Please observe the no smoking policy in all hospital buildings and on the hospital grounds (including car parks).
Restrictions for patients
- Going home:
Where appropriate, patients will be taken to the discharge lounge.
- Good to know:
This ward is an acute planned care surgical ward and, as such, it is very busy around admision and discharge times. We therefore ask that once patients have reported to reception and have been registered (admitted) onto the hospital computer system and given contact numbers for the ward, that any relatives or friends leave the ward area.
When patients are ready for discharge, they will be expected to go to the discharge lounge where they can be picked up by their relatives or friends.